January 06, 2009

Do Not Be Alarmed By The Noise

I am trying something.

Picture unrelated.

Update: OK I think its working....the blog, for now at least has music.
If the music annoys you, the playlist is at the bottom of the sidebar and comes equipped with a shut-up button. You can also scroll through the list if you so desire. The current 13 song list will, of course, expand and change a bit over time.
Update2:By popular demand the default has been set to "off" (I think). The playlist is moved up the sidebar as well.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:44 PM | Comments (13) | Add Comment
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How many different songs did you queue up there?

The first one I heard, I almost recognized (the tune, but not the arrangement) but now it's lost and I have no idea even what you called the file. No record of it I can see.

An extremely lush sound, lots of reverb, lute or guitar music, female vocalist (same voice doing several parts, singing chords), violin solo. Help me out here.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Jan 6 22:05:30 2009 (+rSRq)

2 OK, I dug into your source and found out how to listen to your playlist. It was "Key of the Twilight". What is that from? I should know this.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Jan 6 22:11:09 2009 (+rSRq)

3 OH! I know! It's from Noir! No wonder it took me a while; it's been years since I watched it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Jan 6 22:13:08 2009 (+rSRq)

The .hack// OP perhaps?
It could have been one of the Angela tracks, or one of the two by Ocean Lab.
There are only 12 songs on the playlist at this time.
I will add more over the next few days.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Jan 6 22:14:53 2009 (V5zw/)

5 Oh good.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Jan 6 22:16:12 2009 (V5zw/)

6 Having said all that, I think this is a mistake. It's true that someone can scroll down and turn the thing off, but if you reload the page it doesn't remember that, and starts playing again.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Jan 6 22:51:34 2009 (+rSRq)

7 I second Steven's last comment. Musical pages annoy the hell out of me, even when it's music I like. Leave the player in your page if you wish, but please make its default state "off."

Posted by: Don at Tue Jan 6 23:19:22 2009 (9AB71)

8 Fortunately, I have Flashblock extension.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Jan 7 00:07:54 2009 (/ppBw)

9 A very neat idea for background music.

Posted by: Marina at Wed Jan 7 14:43:05 2009 (S2qjO)

10 As a general rule, if a web site starts playing sounds when the page loads, I leave and never return. Present-but-off is fine.


Posted by: J Greely at Wed Jan 7 16:39:59 2009 (2XtN5)

11 While I like most of your choices, a page with music on it rarely works, and a blog even less so, it's quite rare that your visitors are going to be on a page long enough for a song to complete, and it get's quite annoying to have the song stop or change when you navigate between posts, for example I had a song playing when I went to comment, and it promptly stopped.

Steven- "Key of the Twilight" and "In the Land of Twilight, Under the Moon" are both from the .hack series.  However, Noir wasn't a bad guess, as Yuki Kajiura was the main provider of music for both series.  I know you don't collect OST's by and large, but her album "Fiction" has a decent mix of tracks from both shows, plus some others and holds a prominent place in my playlists.

Posted by: David at Wed Jan 7 19:23:32 2009 (Gb/o4)

12 Well, then, my failure to really remember it makes even more sense. I watched ".Hack/Sign" once, years ago, and haven't ever watched it since.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Jan 7 21:45:54 2009 (+rSRq)

13 great article thanks for sharing

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